The Samba Blisstas help celebrate the multicultural diversity of the Coffs Coast.
The Samba Blisstas help celebrate the multicultural diversity of the Coffs Coast. Leigh Jensen / Coffs Coast Advoc

Medals and honour roll to pay tribute to multiculturalism

RESIDENTS have until February 12 to lodge a nomination for a Premier’s Multicultural Community Medal.

Speaking on behalf of NSW Premier Mike Baird, Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, has urged nominations for local leaders who have made an outstanding contribution in helping make our community more harmonious and cohesive.

Now in its fourth year, the medal scheme honours achievements in community harmony, youth, lifetime community service, arts and culture, regional communities, and economic participation.

“Day in, day out, there are leaders striving to make our community stronger and more cohesive,” Mr Fraser said.

“The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals recognise and thank those people for their tremendous contributions.”

Winners of the medals will be announced by Premier Baird on March 10.

The awards are part of a program of activities across the state that showcase our cultural diversity and complement Harmony Day events on 21 March.

In addition to the medals, nominations are open for the Multicultural Honour Roll – a posthumous award that permanently records the names and achievements of significant migrant pioneers.

For more information, go to www.multicultural.nsw.gov.au